How Will YOU Make Money Online?

Great question!

The reality is that there are many ways to make money online! The problem is that people often get distracted by the "latest and greatest" product or service and they are never able to build a successful (and revenue generating) business as a result.

Today I am going to run you through one of the most fundamental, yet powerful processes of generating revenue online.

It is a proven process, it is one that we use, and one that 100,000's of other Wealthy Affiliate members use. It is also the ultimate "making money" process that worked 5 years ago and it is going to work 5 years from now (and beyond). It is a process that will reveal as much opportunity in the massive online world as you are willing to work for!

It is called Affiliate Marketing.

But, just one thing before you get into the MONEY "stuff"...

The making money part of your business won't happen quite yet.

Before you earn money, you are going to first be focusing on creating your niche website (which will take place in the next two lessons) and are working to get traffic to your website. Without a website, without content, and without traffic, the MONEY part simply doesn't happen.

So don't look at this like a race. You will reach success and a great deal of it, but before you build your own personal SKYSCRAPER of a business, you must first have a solid FOUNDATION to build it on. That is going to be our first goal within the Getting Started training. Cool?

Alright, let's continue on! :)

Below is a video walk-through of today's lesson and the process of "How to Make Money Online - The Process Explained". Just click the PLAY button to watch it!

 


In the coming days you are going to be working through this process and by the end of this Level 1 training alone, you are going to have an awesome foundation in place that will lead you to much greater success.

Task #1: Understand the Make Money Process

There are MANY different ways that you can earn money online and many different ways in which you can build an entire business. The most lucrative and the one that we have been teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate for the past 14 years is Affiliate Marketing.

Below is a diagram outlining the process of making money through affiliate marketing.

There are now over 4.75 BILLION people online as of 2022 (YOUR audience) and these people are going to search engines, social media, or visiting websites for help all the time.

These people are looking for information, solutions to problems and to buy stuff.

That is where you are going to come in with your website and help these "audiences" by offering them information about what they are looking for. You will be "helping" these people, recommending products/services they can benefit from, and you earn affiliate commissions ($$) as a result.

There are over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate marketer. The opportunity is incredible and it is only growing!

By Lesson 4 of this course you are going to have your very own "niche" website in place that you will use to connect with your chosen audience and make money with. You will have your very own slice of the internet opportunity.

Task #2: Create (Write Down) Your Financial Goals

You want to earn revenue right? That is great! In order to earn anything however, you need to have some goals in place.

In this task we want you to join in on a "money goals" discussion here at Wealthy Affiliate. You are going to be telling us what your goals are and going forward, we are going to be helping you achieve these very goals!

QUESTION #1: How much money would you be happy earning?

QUESTION #2: How much would you be ecstatic (ie, really excited) earning?

QUESTION #3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?


PLEASE make 100% sure that you do not skip this step and you revisit this post regularly when you are in need of some motivation. I can absolutely assure you that if you work hard at this and you are persistent towards these goals, you will achieve them. But ultimately it is UP TO YOU!

JOIN DI$CU$$ION: What Are Your "Money" Goals?

In addition to this, it would be wonderful if you commented on someone else's goals they have posted within this thread. Aim to comment on at least TWO people's goals. You likely can network with many other "like minded" people here at Wealthy Affiliate and this is a good way to get your networking efforts rolling. We are a friendly bunch here at WA!

If you have any questions about any aspect of the make money process, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Awesome, off to the next lesson now where you will be "choosing your niche"!



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Tasks 0/4 completed
2. Understand the "The Process of Earning Money Online" Infographic
3. Join in on this discussion and add your personal "money" goals
4. Comment on at Least TWO People's Goals


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bethanyc48 Premium
I sure hope that if I put 100% effort into this program, that I see some sort of success. Just enough to make it easier to survive in this world on my own. Total financial independence.

However, I do have a question. For someone like me who is learning and kinda new to all of this, and will only have 10-15 hours per week to dedicate to this, which Membership is recommended when starting out? If Premium is all I need to get the ball rolling, then I don't want to waste money on Premium Plus if its better to wait until I'm further into this program. Soooo, any advice on this? Thank you in advance.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Totally your choice, depending on your business needs and requirements. However, I hear you loud and clear, you can certainly start at the premium subscription and later decide to upgrade to tier 2. Super welcome to WA, Bethany!

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

As and when you decide to become a Wealthy Affiliate Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus +

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

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drjec Premium
The Platinum has lots of valuable training, but it seems to me that it is advanced. You can always move to Platinum later or when there is a deal. Premium will help you lay a great foundation.
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EricCantu Premium Plus
Both premium and premium plus include 100% of the core training. Premium plus just adds some really good extras and tools. So it's completely up to you.

The first month of each is highly discounted, so if you want to check out Premium Plus for a month you can always downgrade back to Premium.

Focus on learning, immerse yourself into the training, attack the lessons in a linear fashion, don't skip any steps, and make it your goal to learn more every day. That's the absolute key. You have to learn first, then everything else falls into place, right?
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feigner Premium
personally i would start with hte premium plan...
this way you can see what the main content has to offer and go through it without all of the distractions of the advanced training....
some of the advanced training will conflict with the main training so as a beginner you may get confused or derailed...
or find that you think your progress is not fast enough and look for shortcuts....
but trust the main system and go through the training...stick to the oec even if you can't find a niche ot start with... look around you and pick the first thing your eyes alight on and think of the use and the people who would use it...there's your niche...you must be interested as it is in your house ( assuming you are doing this at home...)
your main process will be to create content and this can be done at premium level...
as you say you are time limited so stick to what will give you the best return for your money at the start and that will be premium...
don't get distracted and think 'if i only took eric's class i would be further ahead' nope... at the start you need to get into the processes of writing daily and researching and planning....and that isn't going to leave a lot of time for much else...
you may find you can find a few minutes while waiting to be served to do some keyword research or research....so you can use your valuable time for writing...
good luck with your decision
phil
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I have a good feeling about Wealthy Affiliate!

You're right , this world is a tough place to survive, and financial strain has become more of a norm these days. I'm here because i want to be financially free, i want to be comfortable and without debt, i wanna have more TREAT YO SELF days and spoil my family. So cheers to the journey and being financially independent !
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jghwebbrand Premium
The choice is yours, but if you only have 10 - 15 hours a week I would highly recommend the Premium membership. Learn the basics first and apply them. You can make money with the premium membership. There is so much training available here. as a premium member. Besides the Online Entrepreneur Certification course - Levels 1 - 5 there are hundreds of videos found in training HQ menu bar "training' tab. Then there are also classes found in the menu bar "classes" tab as well plug member submitted blogs. Follow the training to get the basics first and do the tasks with each lesson.. When Black Friday rolls around Watch for specials. Last year one year of premium was offered at $299 for a year - that cost is grandfathered so that is what you can pay yearly if you so choose to go that route. Black Friday Premium was $499 for a year.

The key to your future success is doing the training plus choosing a niche you are passionate about, know something about and have experience with. That will save you a lot of research time because you will be writing content posts for your chosen niche.

Here's wishing you well.
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peruanaza Premium
I'm really happy to start with the training lessons. I'm very eager to start learning and growing as I get going with the program. This community really seems to be very open and supportive which is great to see. It's great to see people trying to build others up and be happy with their success!
I'm hoping this will be the start of an amazing journey of growth and fulfillment.
Thanks a lot!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you.
It's great to see you are excited to start the training.

Yes, we do believe WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

Here is your link to start in case you need it. Please do ask for help when you get stuck.

We wish you well.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Super welcome to WA.

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
Always a pleasure to be of assistance.
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Nikolina7 Premium
Welcome here at WA,I agree with you ,here are nice and helpful people who really want to help and give a hand,here no jealousy..
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peruanaza Premium
Thank, Biserka, for your message! I hope we can connect and build each other up in this community, and you are able to reach your goals as well.
On a side note, one of my best friends is from Serbia! I hope to visit your country sometime soon!
Greetings from Perú 🇵🇪!
Vamos 💪!
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Nikolina7 Premium
Wonderful, I really happy to hear that...😊🤗ofcourse we can be a friend and I really want to meet you when you come in my country!I wish you all the best!
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Vutomi2024 Premium
Hi Kyle, thank you for the welcoming video. I'm new at this, I don't even know what topic to choose and what to put on the website or how to find attractive contents to upload on the website to make it attractive. Hopefully I will figure it out from the learning courses.

Regards
Matshepo
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. It is a delight to meet you.
Don't worry about what you don't know right now. Truthfully we knew nothing either when we started.

The training goes through it all step by step. So take it slow and do the tasks after each lesson. When you complete the tasks put a check mark by it on the left to proceed to the next lesson.

WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

Here is your link to start in case you need it.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Super welcome to WA.

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
Always a pleasure to be of assistance.
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If I was to pick a sport as a niche what are some ideas to write about? I was thinking that a top ten products you need for such and such sports pages would work well because of the number of links you could list. Has anyone else tried a page like this if so how did it go?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Sport is too broad.

What type of sport, who it would suit, who you benefit most from what you have to offer? The question is WHO would be your target audience vs Not what you are selling to an audience.

A niche is a subject vs a product.

Example
Basketball techniques for beginners.

In the first instance, I'd ask myself

Am I passionate and genuinely interested in my chosen niche, as I I'd be expected to write lots of content, it would motivate me to update blog with succinct original content worthy my visitors week in week out.

Would I be writing about it in a years time or two or more

You can write later a top ten product page, however first you need niche down a specific type of sport to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience.
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Hey yes, I would pick something like snowboarding I'm very passionate about it. I just meant sport as an example. I believe I could speak about snowboarding and the mountains that I prefer in Australia but I don't believe I could monetize it unless there was an affiliate thing for actual ski resorts and even then I'm not sure it would sell as most people already have a preference of there favorite resort.

Thanks for the response definitely shed some light, another thing I'm worried about is the number of websites I can do as I only get one in the free version, but if the first one doesn't kick off I won't be able to afford premium as I am a 15 yr old.
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That is why I want the first one to hit hard quickly any suggestions that are better than a top ten products you need for the snow?
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jghwebbrand Premium
It is important to choose a specific sport. It is very important that you are passionate about the sport you choose. Which sport is that for you? And it works best if you know something about and have played it because you will be writing informational posts for it (how to, guides, what is, tips) The purpose of the site will be to help people and find solutions for related problems. Product reviews will only be about 30% of your site info.

Who is is that you would like to help and how? .
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.

You could remain a Wealthy Affiliate starter indefinitely and your siterubix subdomain remains valid for six months from day signing up to the platform, giving you time to build content.

However the learning curve would be steeper as communications with the Wealthy Affiliate platform ceases up in 7 days from time signing up, you will not have access to coaching and sound advice. For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

As and when you decide to become a Wealthy Affiliate Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus +

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

Comparison Chart
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join
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bazboy247 Premium Plus
You need to be more specific than sport you need to narrow down to a particular sport
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Nice to see all of you hear
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jghwebbrand Premium
What is your specific niche. You will need a targeted audience so you gain a website following. It is important to start with informational posts for your niche. Not product reviews. Product reviews come after informational posts..
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Toycannon619 Premium
When following along in lesson 8, creating menus, I do not see the default menus that are shown in the training video. I also do not see any pages listed in the pages drop down menu, even though I have created pages and posts.

I went through lesson 8 before and was not successful creating the menu. is there something that needs to be reset?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
In appearance > menus it is greyed out unless you first create a menu, name it and save it.

Then you can add items to it and update.

Unless you create a menu, you will NOT be able to add any items to it. You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

You can also empty servers cache.
Websites > Site Manager > Details > Sitespeed > Empty site cache
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jghwebbrand Premium
Ok lets' check.
go to Wordpress backoffice -> appearance -> menus
When in menus on right hand side do you see a menu you have created. If not create menu and save it.
Then on left hand side click page caret see your privacy policy -> add to menu. click on posts caret see your about me post.
> add to menu. Save menu on right hand side. refresh your browser and refresh your website.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites
Did that do it?
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